If you’re looking for the perfect apple pie but in a miniature bite size form-you’ve come to the right place!
For this years Harry Potter Party I decided to make four different types of mini pies for each House. For my green “Slytherin” pie I went with apple pie dyed green! The original plan was to use actual green apples and dye that green but I realized too late I didn’t have green apples on hand and…well, that’s how these green (red) apple pies came about.
In the Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince movie there’s a moment at the Burrow between Harry and Ginny-that’s promptly interrupted by Ron squeezing into the seat between them. This scene always stuck with me because Ron is clutching an entire cake stand full of mini pies and ever since seeing that I knew I wouldn’t rest easy until I made it.
The filling is incredibly easy to put together, especially if you use a chopped to get a quick even dice on the apples! Then it’s just a matter of mixing the apples with sugars, cinnamon, flour, and a pinch of salt.
To make it a little easier I used mini pie tins and readymade pie crust. PSA for my vegetarian readers-always check store bought pie crust ingredients, Pillsbury brand almost always contains lard.
Now back to the pie-cut the pie crust slightly larger than the pie tin then place it in the pie. Fill the tin with your apple pie filling (colored or natural). Then make any pie crust top shape of your liking (I chose lattice to go with the traditional apple pie). And brush the top with an egg wash for a golden color once it bakes.
Now if you want, you can stop here and freeze the pies. Then, when you’re ready, bake in a preheated oven at 400° for 10 minutes and then, with the pies still in the oven, lower the temperature to 325° and bake for an additional ten minutes.
Apple pies are perfect served warm with a side of ice cream or…apparently cheddar cheese? Now, I haven’t tried the cheese but I can definitely vouch for the ice cream! Enjoy!
- 4 medium apples, cored and diced
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp flour
- Prepared pie dough
1. Preheat oven to 400°
2. Mix pie filling ingredients together and set aside
3. Cut pie dough slightly larger than pie tin and insert.
4. Use a melon scooper to measure and fill pie tin with apple pie filling and top with pie dough. Depending on pie dough topping you may need to cut small slits to let steam escape
5. Brush pie tops with egg wash if you desire a golden pie
4. Bake mini pies for 10 minutes. Then lower heat to 325° and bake for an additional 10 minutes
5. Allow pies to cool slightly before serving